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Teachers Media International Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last modified: October 2014

Privacy statement

Teachers Media is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Website Use terms and conditions and any other documents referred to in it) applies to the use of our website http://www.teachers-media.com (“Site”) and services (“Service”) managed and provided by Teachers Media International, 30 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4AE. When we refer to “we”, “our” and “us” we refer to Teachers Media International.

We take your privacy seriously and are committed to keeping your information private. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and have informed them that we will process your personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (“Act”).For the purposes of the Act the data controller is Teachers Media International Limited, 30 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4AE.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. If you have any questions about this or about personal information that we may hold about you please contact us by email at info@teachers-media.com

By clicking “Enter”, “Join”, “Save”, “Submit” or “Accept” during registration or subscribing to a service or by using this Site and submitting your personal information to the Site by email, you consent to our processing of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you do not accept this privacy policy, do not submit your personal data to us. However you may find that you will not be able to make full use of the Site and its services.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

(i) Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion and when you report a problem with our site.

(ii) If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

(iii) Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data (whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access.

IP addresses & Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

We may obtain information about your general Site usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.

Cookies help us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the Site to operate, for example, they allow users to remain logged in to the Site.

We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies to help us analyse how users use the Site, for example, the number of visits or atypical length of stay on the Site. This is aggregate data and does not identify any individual.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

For further information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Transfer and storage of data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA working for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. All payment transactions will be handled by secure external payment handling companies. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

(i) To authenticate your identity when you log in, to deal with your enquiries and requests and to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

(ii) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.

(iii) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

(iv) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so.

(v) To notify you about changes to our service.

(vi) For marketing and strategic development purposes, for example to identify usage trends.

We may use your personal information to personalise aspects of our services, to carry out market research surveys, and to provide you with updates about developments on the Sites and services we offer.

We do not permit any third parties to use your data.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to partners or third parties but we may provide them with anonymous aggregate demographic information about our users and their use of our services.

It is your responsibility to ensure that any information submitted as part of the registration or subscription process, to your user profile or as part of any communication to us is accurate and up to date.

Disclosure of your information

Teachers Media International maintains registrations and takes all reasonable steps to comply with all requirements of the Act and any regulation created under it.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

(i) In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

(ii) If Teachers Media International or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

(iii) When we engage trusted third parties to perform services for us and those services involve necessary data processing on our behalf. For example, we outsource certain aspects of our Site development to third parties who need access to our databases to perform their services. In all cases we require these third parties to comply strictly with our instructions to simply process data. They have no rights to use your information for their own business purposes. We require these companies to have appropriate physical and technological security measures to protect your personal information.

(iv) If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Teachers Media International, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at, Teachers Media International, 30 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4AE. Alternatively, you can email us at info@teachers-media.com and our contact telephone number is 0207 099 5408.

You have the right to check, update and amend the personal information we hold by logging on to the service and accessing “My Profile” in the “My Teachers Media” area.

You have the right to opt in or out or receiving Teachers Media e-Newsletters and to vary your options at any time.

Our Site may from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

In accordance with the Act, you may request details of the personal information Teachers Media International holds about you. To do this, please make a request to Teachers Media International for copies of this information. We will need to see proof of identity before processing any such request (known as a ‘subject access request') and may charge an administration fee of up to £10 to cover our costs in providing you with this information. You may request that we correct any inaccuracies in any of the data we hold about you.

All subject access requests should be made in writing and addressed to Teachers Media International, 30 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4AE. Alternatively, you can email us at info@teachers-media.com and our contact telephone number is 0207 099 5408.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from October 1st 2014

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to: Teachers Media International, 30 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4AE. Alternatively, you can email us at info@teachers-media.com and our contact telephone number is 0207 099 5408.